Laughter Club

The Laughter Club International (UK)

There have been quite a few changes to The Laughter Club International since we first started laughing in St. Albans in 2004.

The Laughter Club International in St. Albans was launched on 13th June 2004 and ran regularly until 2012 when it was changed to a Laughter Club that is open on the first day of the Laugther Yoga Training in St. Albans, from 12noon to 1pm (please check Dates).

Thank you also to The Bushey Rose Garden where we have been laughing from May 2011 to August 2016! The future for The Rose Garden Laughter Club is still to be decided upon.

World Laughter Day

From 2005 to 2015 we celebrated World Laughter Day on first Sunday in St. Albans on the first Sunday of May each year. As of May 2016 we have started celebrating this annual event  in Gateshead, North-East England, by the Angel of the North, as well as around the world – details are also available on the World Laughter Day UK website.

On World Laughter Day 1 May 2016 we launched the Angel of the North Laughter Club where we laugh once a month on first or second Sunday from 10:30am to 11:30 (dates are listed below).

There are many regular laughter clubs running around the country – please see the Google Map below, and you can still dial into The Telephone Laughter Club.

All venues are listed below.

Laughter Club fee: £5 donation on World Laughter Day, free on all other dates. Please note that the Laughter Clubs are non-profit and all proceeds go to charity and running costs, only.

Registration: Booking is essential. Please confirm your place prior to the Laughter Club laugh.

Laughing in a Laughter Club

We encourage everyone to visit The Laughter Club no matter what kind of weather we are facing, and with the new venue there really is no reason to stay away.

Since 2004 we have laughed with hundreds of people;

– lorry drivers – estate agents – social workers – airline staff – carers – entrepreneurs – housewives – therapists – NHS staff – radio presenters – financial advisers – Big Brother participants – artists – pensioners – and many more

We meet in

  • Angel of the North, Gateshead on World Laughter Day 7 May 2017 10:30pm-12noon
  • St. Albans to celebrate World Laughter Day on 13 May 2017 from 12:00noon to 1:00pm
  • St. Albans Laughter Club on Saturday of the Laughter Yoga Leader Training 12noon-1pm

Please check the Dates page!

Laughter Clubs are highly beneficial for everyone irrespective of physical condition or background – laughing adds the extra spice to our lives. At UnitedMind we use our best endeavours to ensure your health and safety. However, we also request that each participant be responsible for their own well-being.

The Laughter Club is based on the principles first introduces by Dr. Madan Kataria in 1995. Please visit Dr. Kataria’s School of Laughter Yoga to read more about the Worldwide Laughter Movement. See Links for further information.

Following on from training with UnitedMind many people go on to start their own Laughter Clubs and UnitedMind constantly map new and regular Laughter Clubs around the UK. Please locate a club in your area on the Google Laughter Club Map, or get in touch if you cannot locate a club near your location.

For further details and information about our Laughter programmes and laughter training please contact us.

Laughter Club Dates and Venues

The Laughter Club International

Aboyne Lodge School
Etna Road
St Albans

  • 12noon-1pm
  • 24 September 2016
  • 21 January 2017
  • 13 May 2017 World Laughter Day
  • 23 September 2017


The Angel of the North Laughter Club

Angel of the North

  • 10:30am to 11:30am
  • 09 October 2016
  • 13 November 2016
  • 08 January 2017
  • December break
  • 12 February 2017
  • 05 March 2017
  • 09 April 2017
  • 07 May 2017 World Laughter Day 1pm-2:30pm